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24 March 2017 - Welsh MIM project docs 'next week'

Industry day for Mutual Investment Model (MIM) sees over 250 attendees; full suite of project agreements to be published next week; details of how model will work explained; further more technical industry day planned Read more...

24 March 2017 - Irish govt establishes PPP group

The Irish government has established a High-Level Group to consider the further use of PPPs in the delivery of capital infrastructure Read more...

24 March 2017 - West Africa steps up project preparation

The Development Unit (PPDU) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an AfDB-affiliated body to promote infrastructure projects in western Africa. Read more...

24 March 2017 - Belgian region selects PPP advisers

The Ministry of the German-speaking Community of Belgium (DG) has awarded a contract for PPP advisory services Read more...

24 March 2017 - Pakistan passes PPP bill

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a PPP bill as central government seeks to promote project financing under its development strategy. Read more...

24 March 2017 - PPP scraped for two Phil projects

The Philippines National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has decided to switch the financing arrangements for two projects from PPP to official development assistance (ODA). Read more...

23 March 2017 - PPP cost of capital survey launched

World Bank-commissioned research is seeking investors to respond to a major study of the cost of capital in PPP contracts to provide detailed guidance relating to investment appraisals, procurements and/or the design of regulatory policies for PPPs. Read more...

23 March 2017 - English council tenders garden village

Fareham Borough Council has issued a contract notice for the Welborne Garden Village in Hampshire. Read more...

23 March 2017 - Kier appoints new chairman as profit climbs

Construction group Kier has appointed a new chairman amid rising profit in the six months to December 2016. Read more...

23 March 2017 - Nepal reviews PPP policy

The National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal has hosted a PPP workshop to identify “strengths and gaps” in the country’s policy. Read more...

23 March 2017 - Irish PPP policy questioned

The Irish government’s PPP Investment Policy Framework questioned in parliament as broad consensus grows for PPP to deliver capital projects Read more...

22 March 2017 - Kerslake joins Barking regen vehicle

Former civil service head Lord Bob Kerslake has been appointed to drive forward a regeneration vehicle in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Read more...

22 March 2017 - Norway preps road PPP RFQ

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has announced when it is to launch the request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Rv3/Rv25 Ommangsvollen-Grundset/Basthjørnet PPP project. Read more...

22 March 2017 - MPs attack ‘unsustainably large’ defence estate

A committee of MPs has told the Ministry of Defence that it needs to tackle the challenges of its large estate. Read more...

22 March 2017 - Keele Uni project gets go-ahead

A student accommodation project between Keele University and its private partner has been given the green light by the local authority's planning committee. Read more...

22 March 2017 - HICL raises £260m

Infrastructure investor HICL has completed its latest fundraising round, bringing in gross proceeds of over £260m. Read more...

22 March 2017 - Govt reviewing prison estate

New prison plans launched; work underway to inform future decisions as prison investment rumoured to be in PF2 pipeline Read more...

22 March 2017 - French civic PPP launched

A French town has published a contract notice for a PPP to create an administrative centre. Read more...

22 March 2017 - Bids due for Malawi PPPs

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are due to Malawi’s Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) for two civic PPP projects and an advisory contract. Read more...

22 March 2017 - Spain's BBVA increases Turkish bank stake

Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) has increased its stake in a Turkish bank. Read more...

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Political intrigue

In the weeks after the Brexit vote, barely a day went by in UK politics without some new major earthquake. In the days following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget, the ground is again feeling rather shaky

Paul Jarvis interviews NIC chairman Lord Adonis at Clyde & Co in London

Innovation through infrastructure: Lord Adonis in conversation with Paul Jarvis from Clyde & Co on Vimeo.